The Story Behind ParenTeen Connect
ParenTeen Connect is a special project by Committee for Children, creator of the Second Step Middle School Program, a classroom-based social-emotional learning curriculum that helps students form healthy relationships, make good decisions, and cope with the academic and social challenges of early adolescence. ParenTeen Connect works alongside the Second Step Program by giving teens and their parents the opportunity to hear from other teens and parents, get expert advice on tough issues, and access practical tools to help them connect and communicate better at home.
What’s the Big Idea?
When you’re a parent of young children, there’s an abundance of books, websites, and groups for support, but when your kids get to be teens, finding those same sources of support becomes more challenging. And it’s no secret that raising teens can be a struggle. As a parent, you may even feel like you’re failing while all the other parents have got it handled—which couldn’t be farther from the truth. ParenTeen Connect seeks to normalize the challenges that come with raising teens through interviews with real families—they’re here to show you that you’re not the only ones struggling. ParenTeen Connect also offers research-based, expert advice on real-life issues through a partnership with renowned parenting expert Dr. Laura Kastner. At ParenTeenConnect.org, you’ll find the tools you need to make adolescence less of a struggle and a lot more fun.